Unboxing the Cr-48 Chrome notebook

January 17, 2011

Wherein I present unboxing pictures (slide show) of Google’s sexy and delicious Cr-48 Chrome notebook, complete with a cameo by my MacBook Air 11.6″ – enjoy :)


Unboxing the Motorola CLIQ 2, part 1

January 16, 2011

I was at CES when the Motorola CLIQ 2 was announced, and the lovely folks at Motorola wasted no time providing me a with review unit.

The CLIQ 2 improves upon the original CLIQ in every way except one: BLUR. It reminds of the Motorola Defy, but with a crappy honeycomb sliding keyboard instead of a military spec waterproof housing…

It shares the same 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen and tri-band 3G radio, but bumps the CPU to 1 GHz and adds support for HSPA+. It borrows the excellent camera from the Droid Pro, and runs Android 2.2.

Expect more coverage soon in the form of some pictures and a camera review. In the meantime, take a look at my unboxing video!


Unboxing the Google Nexus S, part 1

December 16, 2010

It’s here! The Google Nexus S has landed. First impressions? I don’t have much to add to what’s already been said.

Surprisingly, this phone feels better put together than the other Galaxy S devices. It’s definitely an improvement over the Nexus One, and a worthy successor. Read on…

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Unboxing the Motorola Milestone XT720, part 1

December 2, 2010

What would happen if you cross-bred the original Droid, the Droid 2, and the Droid X? You’d get the Motorola Milestone XT720.

It takes the 3.7″ screen (854×480 pixels), Cortex A8 processor (bumped up to 720 MHz), and 256 MB RAM from the original Droid. It borrows the blue-ish/silver industrial design from the Droid 2. And it shares the lack of keyboard, 8 MP camera (with mechanical shutter), and HDMI output with the Droid X.

It only runs plain-ish Android 2.1, but it spices things up with a Xenon flash and an unlocked GSM/HSPA radio that supports AWS 3G (1700 MHz band used by T-Mobile USA and Wind Canada).

Intrigued yet? Take a look at my unboxing video. Pictures to follow.


Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Tab, part 1

November 24, 2010

When it rains, it pours – a few days ago the PR folks at both Verizon and Sprint each sent me a Samsung Galaxy Tab to play with :)

There are no major differences between them. Both support 3G (CDMA) plus WiFi, both feature a 7″, 1024×600 pixel capacitive display plus twin cameras (3 MP rear-facing autofocus with LED flash & 1.3 MP front-facing), and both run Android 2.2 (FroYo).

The Verizon model (unboxing video above) is completely black while the Sprint model (unboxing video after the break) features a sexy white back cover…

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Unboxing the Motorola Droid Pro, part 1

November 24, 2010

Last week I received a Motorola Droid Pro review unit from the lovely people at Verizon. It joins the ranks of the Droid 2 and the Droid X, but adds some unique features…

Most obvious is the QWERTY keyboard, which looks and feels exactly like a BlackBerry keyboard. There’s a pretty decent camera (5 MP autofocus with dual LED flash) and a global radio (CDMA + GSM/HSPA) on board. Sadly, the portrait layout means the screen is smaller (3.1″) and lower resolution (HVGA – 480×320 pixels) than its siblings.

I’ve already recorded the launch of this phone for Engadget during CTIA, but check out my unboxing video and expect some pictures soon!


Unboxing the HTC myTouch 4G, part 1

November 10, 2010

Forget the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z. The HTC myTouch 4G is here – in a lovely shade of purple, no less :)

It’s a worthy successor to the Nexus One, adding HSPA+, a dedicated 2-stage camera button, and a front-facing camera, plus featuring a larger screen (3.8″ vs. 3.7″), and faster processor.

The only potential drawback is the custom HTC Sense-like UI over Android 2.2 instead of plain FroYo. Take a look at my unboxing video – I’ll have some pictures for you soon.


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